EyeTV Hybrid is a versatile hybrid TV tuner stick (Freeview, DVB-C, analogue TV, FM Radio) that lets you watch live digital and analogue television your Mac. EyeTV Hybrid is the right choice if you get your digital TV signal from unscrambled cable or from an aerial or you receive analogue TV. Simply connect EyeTV Hybrid to the coaxial cable or connect to your TV aerial to receive the free-to-view TV programmes that are broadcast over-the-air.
EyeTV Hybrid comes with a breakout cable for composite (RCA) and S-Video which you can use to capture video from a VCR or camcorder in standard definition.
EyeTV Hybrid is the only EyeTV device that receives FM radio as well as television. Tune in, record your favourite radio programmes and then export them into iTunes to enjoy later on your iPod or iPhone.
EyeTV DTT can be used in countries where digital terrestrial television is broadcast. Digital terrestrial television is also known as DVB-T, DTT, Freeview in the UK and TNT in France. For a list of countries in which DVB standards have been adopted, visit http://www.dvb.org.
EyeTV – watch, record, edit, enjoy!
Watch with EyeTV - pause and rewind live television on your Mac – at your desk or from the comfort of your sofa. Relax in your living room and use the EyeTV remote to channel surf and navigate the full screen menus.
Record with EyeTV 3 – the integrated Programme Guide with two full weeks of detailed TV listings.* Search for your favourite programmes, topics and actors using multiple criteria and full text search terms, and save and record your searches in one easy step. You can even record an entire TV series automatically.
* Includes a free one-year subscription to TV listings data from tvtv, with optional renewal.
Edit with EyeTV 3’s – the built-in Editor removes unwanted content from your recording or lets you crop the beginning and end of a programme. The Editor also enables you to create short clips from longer recordings and save the clips as new EyeTV recordings.
Enjoy with EyeTV – send recordings automatically to iTunes for playback on an iPhone or iPad, or enjoy on your big-screen television with Apple TV. You can even share your EyeTV recordings over a local network with other Macs. Elgato offers an optional EyeTV app to stream live or recorded TV to an iPhone or iPad (available on the App Store).
- Receives digital cable TV (DVB-C) and digital TV with an antenna; also receives analogue TV & FM radio
- Versatile, full-featured TV tuner stick for a wide variety of broadcast standards
- Capture video in standard definition from analog sources with composite/S-video output, such as a VCR or camcorder
- Watch, pause and rewind live TV on your Mac
- Search the Program Guide using multiple criteria
- Record one programme or an entire TV series
- Edit out unwanted content and create clips from your recordings
- Export recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad
- Stream live or recorded TV to an iPhone or iPad with the optional EyeTV app (available on the App Store)
- EyeTV 3 comes with a free one-year subscription to tvtv (where available in Europe) with optional renewal
Did you notice?EyeTV Hybrid receives FM radio as well as television. Letting you tune in, record your favourite radio programmes and then export them into iTunes to enjoy later on your iPod or iPhone.
Apple Recommends ForA versatile hybrid TV tuner stick that lets you view both digital and analogue television on your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- EyeTV Hybrid TV receiver
- EyeTV 3 TV software for Mac (CD-ROM)
- THC TV software for Windows (CD-ROM)
- DVB-T rod aerial with tilt/swivel magnetic base and detachable suction cup
- Infrared remote control with battery pack
- USB cable
- Video cable
- PDF product manual (CD-ROM)
- Quick Start Guide
- Connections : USB 2,RCA Plug,S-Video,Composite
- Intel Core CPU, Mac OS X v.10.5.8 or later
- Mac PowerPC G4, Intel Core Duo processor or faster
- 1GB RAM
- USB 2.0
- Internet connection to download program guide data
- Windows 7, 2.0 GHz Intel/AMD CPU
- UPC or EAN No. : 852095000874
- Note : Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- 720p or 1080i HD features require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Analog TV recorded and processed by a software encoder; quality depends on processor performance
- DVB-T reception can vary by location, and a rooftop aerial may be required in areas with a weak or obstructed DVB-T signal.
EyeTV Hybrid is intended for use in countries supporting the PAL or SECAM standard (including Europe & Australia) and in countries where digital terrestrial television is broadcast. Digital terrestrial television is also known as DVB-T, DTT, Freeview in the UK, and TNT in France.
Ratings & Reviews
The one star reviews are of a different product
Hmm, the problem here seems to be that the one star reviews are of the previous version of the Hybrid, the one without the FM Tune r. Whether or not they have a point, they aren't about this new version of the hardware. (Apple, is you cut the wrong reviews out, you can cut this paragraph too)
I use the Hybrid (the new one) to record Digital TV, and occasionally radio shows, and have found it to be great. I used it to transfer an old VHS video, just the once. It did a decent job, but comparing it to DTV just shows how bad VHS was.
The EyeTV software is amazing, and works like a dream. I can even (with a little effort) remotely (from my iPhone) tell it to record a show when I'm a little later in the office/pub than I had planned to be.
As I only used the analogue tuner once for the VHS transfer, so I'm thinking I might have been slightly better off with the Diversity, which has two Digital Tuners. But I'm very happy with the quality of the Hybrid, and the radio recording is handy from time to time.
One other thing, I use this with a small indoor antenna and it works well in my area. But areas with weaker Freeview signals may well require an outdoor antenna. A good rule of thumb is, if your main TV needs an outdoor ariel, you will your Mac (that should be obvious right?).
This is my second EyeTV product, I had an older analogue only model a few years ago. I have no hesitation in recommending this, or any Elgato product. …
- Written by Martha P
219 of 242 people found this useful
This unit allows you to watch, record and convert digital tv to other formats, namely Apple TV. The top spec unit also has input f or video source, such as a VHS player. I havent't tested the video import feature yet, but it will allow you to put your old tapes onto computer and then onto your Apple TV! Cheaper options are available from £39.95 if you don't need all the bells and whistles. In my opinion - the best TV adapter out there, as long as you are using a good quality, roof mounted antenna. …
- Written by PLAMEN P from BEVERLEY
179 of 202 people found this useful
I am a student and stay in university hostel, tried many ways to watch TV here with my MAC and to be honest this is the best solut ion. It's not only watching the TV but you can Rewind, record, and listen to the radio. I can swear that the signal is better than the TV Line here in my hostel. I don't have to fight with my flat mate if we want to watch two different channel at the same time cause I can let her watch and record my channel at the background.
Finally the design is really outstanding, it looks really great with my MacBook Pro and the supply remote work really well. I am planning to have a Europe tour during my weekend in this coming December and I really believe that I still could to FM radio or either watch some TV at anywhere.
Worth Money. …
- Written by Johnnie B from Eltham
145 of 160 people found this useful
The device failed after about a year of use. Tried different computers, usb ports but seems to be a hardware failure. Reported to Elgato but no response at all.
Seems these devices are not robust or have a limited lifespan. …
- Written by LEWIS W from Stanmore
2 of 2 people found this useful
As a TV stick this works much the same as others - i.e. you get to see TV on your computer. Though if you live in the UK you canno t view Freeview HD channels... Only standard definition. There are other sticks that do let you view HD Freeview in the UK.
Video in was usegfull but stopped working after a couple of months... micro usb probably broke as it has to support 4 hefty cables.
What Elgato dont tell you on the box is that as soon as you launch the software it tries to steal all your contacts; no doubt to put them all on a junk mailing list - Something I am sure your friends an colleagues will thank you for.
So overall it only gets 1 star …
- Written by ROBERT I M from Glasgow
2 of 2 people found this useful
Very buggy software, poor support
The hybrid hardware has been reliable, to be fair. But, the software is very buggy. Any update in the last few years will crippl e your device by introducing random signal drops.
Elgato support has a reputation for failing to respond to any problem they are given. In short, you are on your own after they have your money.
I'd never recommend this business or it's products to anyone.
IMac, ox x, Ipad, and even a droid. (They have been uninterested in any problems/complaints) …
- Written by Wandering B from Whangarei
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
The Elgato EyeTV DTT stick can only receive one channel at the time. To receive two channels at the same time, or reinforce the signal of one channel, one needs the Elgato EyeTV Diversity stick. …
- Answered by Rita H
- Asked by Tiffany C
If by regular aerial lead you mean a coaxial cable then you can plug that into the eyetv hybrid whic h then plugs into a USB socket on your mac. I use this system to use my iMac to watch Freeview digital channels, I don't have a regular tv.
However you talk about sky so I think you need a different elgato model for satellite tv …
- Answered by Daithi O
- Asked by Pat W from Ballwin
Yes, the EyeTV hardware will work with AT&T Uvese. You will be able to watch and record your progra ms on your Mac and import to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
The EyeTV app, does have some limitations with Uverse. While connected to YOUR wi-fi network, you can watch live TV via your iPhone, touch or iPad; however, Uverse ports will not support UPnP (UPnP - Universal Plug in Play) and therefore the 'watch on the go' options is not available.
Also, the Uverse STB must be on, in order to stream via portable devices. EyeTV cannot turn the Uverse STB on or off. …
- Answered by Corey B from Saint Louis
Will this product work in Beijing China and will I only be able to get Chinese stations or are there western stations available as well? Thanks.
- Asked by Russell O from West Leederville
It is basically an antenna and computer software and will only receive the same programmes as the te levision sets in the local area Elgato is used in.
The reception signal must be strong, or Elgato can also be plugged into a rooftop antenna.
It appears to be designed for all countries. In the set up one chooses the country and the software tunes for the local frequencies. But the latest software must be used. …
- Answered by Rita H
- Asked by Donald S from Greenlane
I have the EyeTV DTT stick which is the one antenna version of the Diversity.
I live in the Welling ton area and it works really well, so I assume the Diversity stick should work even better. If you have good analogue reception now with an indoor antenna only, the digital reception for the EyeTV should also be good as I assume that the digital transmitters are in the same places as the analogue ones. Maybe somebody else can comment on that. - But, yes, as a general comment, it works very well in New Zealand if you live in the right place. …
- Answered by Rita H